Pogba: We'll stay focused

Sunday 22 August 2021 17:23

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba says the draw with Southampton was ultimately a frustrating result, but our no.6 insists the Reds will learn from it and look to build on it.

The Frenchman provided the assist for Mason Greenwood’s equaliser on 55 minutes after the hosts had gone ahead in the first half through an own goal.

United were unable to find a winner thereafter which left Pogba and his team-mates disappointed.

“I think we deserved more, but you have to show more also on the pitch," he told MUTV post-match. "After the goal we scored we dropped a little bit, we lost control of the game a bit and that’s why I think we didn’t get the second goal.

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“I think we dropped a few points today, we get one point, but we stay focused. Obviously, we’re happy we didn’t lose and we get this point with positivity, but we know this game, I think at the end of the season those two points are going to be very important.

“So we didn’t lose, we got one point and the next game away we know that those points will be very important for us and we don’t want to give them away.”

In providing the vital pass in the box for Greenwood to score, Pogba recorded his fifth assist of the so far short-lived campaign – becoming the first player in Premier League history to do so in the opening two matches of a single season.

Speaking about his form so far, he added: “I think I’m good, I’m good. The team, we all good. Training well, we came back very focused as always and like I said I always give my best on the pitch and give my heart to help my team-mates. So we need to keep it up, we keep improving and I wanted to win today – that’s why I’m disappointed with the result.”

The draw against Saints means United have matched Arsenal's top-flight record of 27 games unbeaten away from home.

“It’s always great, but I prefer to win the league and not have the record,”insisted Pogba.

“It’s good, it’s positive, next time what we want to have a record of is winning away – that would be the best and not draw when we know we can win these games, the same [with a] clean sheet. We learn from that, stay positive and we go again.”